Petition (1767) to King George III from N.C. Land Speculator Henry McCulloh

Manuscript Collection #1317

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Petition (1767) to King George III from N.C. Land Speculator Henry McCulloh
    Creator: McCulloh, Henry
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Included is a 1767 petition ("Memorial") written by Henry McCulloch, a London merchant, colonial official and North Carolina land speculator, to King George III of England. The topic of the "Memorial" is the difficulties encountered in encouraging settlements in North Carolina after the Anglo-Cherokee War (congruent with the French and Indian War) and the need for relief from paying quit rents. Also included are a cover letter and a memorandum on the same subject with specific reference to George Augustus Selwyn.
    Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 1 archival folder, consisting of a petition and correspondence
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    November 6, 2017, (unprocessed), 0.02 cubic feet; Included is a 1767 petition ("Memorial") written by Henry McCulloch, a London merchant, colonial official and North Carolina land speculator, to King George III of England. The topic of the "Memorial" is the difficulties encountered in encouraging settlements in North Carolina after the Anglo-Cherokee War (congruent with the French and Indian War) and the need for relief from paying quit rents. Also included are a cover letter and a memorandum on the same subject with specific reference to George Augustus Selwyn. Purchased from Ian Brabner Rare Americana with funds from the Sara Batten Endowment.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Ian Brabner, Rare Americana

    Access Restrictions

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    Copyright Notice

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    Preferred Citation

    Petition (1767) to King George III from N.C. Land Speculator Henry McCulloh (#1317), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

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